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Brooklyn’s ‘savage’ sentenced to over two decades for spree of armed carjackings

October 18, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
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They called him “Savage,” and he lived up to the name. For nearly a year, Dieuverson Caille struck fear into the hearts of Brooklyn drivers, turning ordinary trips into nightmarish ordeals. Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin slammed the book on Caille, sentencing him to a hefty 21 years plus an additional 36 months.

During the pandemic’s peak, Caille and his gang associates targeted and terrorized random, innocent victims. He was convicted in March for offenses that ranged from armed carjacking to kidnapping and pistol-whipping victims to steal their money and iPhones. The 22-year-old was a member of notorious Brooklyn gangs Eight Tray Gangster Crip and Haitian Loc during his crime spree.

“The defendant terrorized Brooklyn by committing a string of violent crimes against random, innocent people during the height of the COVID pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace. “The city is a safer place because of today’s sentence and underscores that this office will vigorously prosecute defendants who commit violent crimes.”

Driving in Flatbush on Aug. 28, 2020, one victim thought it was just another night — until Caille and fellow gang members pulled him over at gunpoint. Thrust into the backseat of his own car, the terrified man was driven to a drive-through ATM. Fearing for his life, he saw his opportunity and made a daring escape by jumping through the car’s window.

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Caille wasn’t deterred. On Sept. 3, 2020, he and his accomplices targeted a Chevrolet Malibu in Canarsie. An occupant wasn’t just carjacked; he was pistol-whipped for good measure. By Nov. 15, Caille acted solo, targeting a rideshare driver in Flatbush. 

Then on June 20, 2021, he and an accomplice seized a Porsche in East New York, a photo of which appeared on his Instagram account “cali2savage” days later.

The prosecution against Caille is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), aimed at reducing violent crime in communities. “No one should live in fear simply driving down the street,” said John DeVito, special agent-in-charge, ATF NY. NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban praised the coordinated efforts of law enforcement for bringing an end to Caille’s “reign of terror.”


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